Dieting is a funny thing….Two months ago Ken decides to join my diet. Both of us need to drop seven pounds, but we stay on the seesaw–up a pound, down a pound.
So, we decide to stop counting points and calories and do an intermittent fast.
An intermittent fast means we skip breakfast unless we are starving. Then we eat a banana or half a peanut butter sandwich.
At lunch we eat a heavy meal–chicken, wild rice, fresh veggies, loaded salads, tea.
At dinner we eat breakfast, cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit–sometimes eggs and grits. No more going to bed on a full tummy.
Essentially we have cut out the meal with soups, sandwiches, processed meats mayo and chips.
Our weight drops down, down, down–a half-pound every three days.
Ken reaches his goal first, but he stays on the diet since I am still half-pound behind.
Suddenly, Ken can hardly sit because his back hurts. Every third day he is getting a chiropractic adjustment. His doctor keeps speculating. What is going on?
When Ken mentions our diet, the doctor’s eyes light up. He says Ken needs to be a little overweight. Losing the weight is causing his body to shift out of alignment. He sends him home with a bottle of vitamins.
Now Ken is joyfully eating breakfast again and happily gaining weight.
The intermittent fast worked extremely well, but dieting can be a funny thing. You never know when you might need that weight!